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By registered letter dated April 6, (postmarked April 2) 
captioned individual commented on the Director's book, "Masters of Deceit, " 
and extend ed her bes t wishes to Mr. Hoover. After remarking about the 
book, Mrs. | | states "Should you desire taf send an answer 6f\ any form 

to this letter, please consider yourself at will to do so but use the utmost care 
as I wish you could help me as I have problems, but I live very quietly as an 
American who has two sons and loves America. " 



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expxessettcdgsiiseto have the Director help her with her problems which she does 
hot describe, it is believed advisable not to acknowledge the letter. It is noted 
that the letter is registered. This is a common trait of chronic" or irrational 
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Dear Mr. Hoover: 



Recently you wrote a book whicn went on sale, i.first knew of your 
book through the newspaper ■. ; My desire would be to write a long 
| letter of phrase . Newspapers are remarkable and,I am glad that 
as just a plain {ordinary American citizen that I can take this 
opportunity to write you which is: one of our privileges as an American. 

For a person who*was mislead about Communism and then came to 

your office with valuable aid to America ii wonderful I am thankful' for people 

of that quality. , , " - .' ' t 

Your book contains quite a littlS oh the subject yet I know there is much 
more for the FBI' s work goes bn; : One of the most interesting pages in 
your book is nint y three no. five: I do riot know what critics say of your 
book. 

There is one comment I wish to make about "the prize, perphaps in time 
when your book is more widely read it will cost lest. 

Ikeep it beside my Holy Bible, in fact they are, about the same size/ Tve 
read Masters of Deceit at 7 to 8 A. M. at noon and 7-8 PM. I've kept 
it in my room in the evening. 

Should you Mesife to send an answer of any form to this letter, please 
consider yourself at willttodo so but use the utmost care as I wish you 
could help- me as I have problems, but I live very quietly as an American 
Who has-two sons and loy,esaAmerica. Good luck and best wishes with 
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Your' letter ..of March 31, 1958, , together with 
enclosures, has been received, and I want you to know that I 
ain deeply grateful for your thougjitfulness. : _ „ 

It is certainly encouraging that you considered 1 
VMasters of/Deceit'* important enoughtd call to the attention- of 
your readers; ^ : 

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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 

Director* Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Depte of Justice Building 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hooyerj 

^rjtfe are pleased to, have included your book 
^"Masters of Deceit " in the spring issue of 
J^ ft j^Ainerican Books i Review. We have already 
" received sTlarge number of orders for the 
book and will continue to promote it vigor- 
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list of 100,000 subscribers. We are proud 
to include ."Masters of Deceit" in our list 
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Dear Mr. Hasty: 



April 9, 1958 



Thank you for your letter of April 2, 1958, 
in which you. inquired about my book, ''Masters of Deceit." 
If the book is not available through your local book or 
departmerit.store, you may desire to obtain a copy from 
the publisher, Henry Holt and Company, Inc. , 383 Madison 
Avenue, New York 17, New York, for five dollars plus 
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Dear Mr. Hoover:. 

I have spent my life in formulating a 
Philosophy of life that would conquer Communism. I 
am how writing a book upholding our way of life. 

I am interested in getting a copy of your 
book "Masters of Deceit. " W|tere can I get it, and what 
is the price? 

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Thank you very much for your ihoughtral letter of 
March 19, 1()58, with which, you enclosed a cUpp&g! from the Cuban 
newspaper, "Diario do la Marina,'* concerning niyfepok* "Masters 
of Deceit.* 1 

. Your congratulations and best Wishes are certainly 
appreciated, and I am most grateful for your continued support. In 
connection with your request for a copy of. "Masters of Deceit, »*I 
thought you would like to Isnow that at the request of the Honorable 
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a clip of the Cuban newspapepffiDiario de la Marina » T dated 
s\ March 9, 195S,, concerning t?ne publication of your book entitled 
^ "MASTE RS OF DEC EIT", about communism in America. 

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"DIARIO DE LA MARINA" 
DEAN OF THE CUBAN PRESS 

Havana ' Sunday, March 9, 1958 

HOOVER Reveals the Communists' Plans in the United States 



The FBI Chief Brings Out into the Open the Tactical Moves, 
Subversive Activities, Infiltration, Espionage, and Sabotage 
of the Communist Party 



THEY ARE 'INFILTRATING RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS 

HOOVER Makes a Dramatic Call to Stop the Actions of the Red 
Conspirators, The Taking Over of the Government is Their Prime 
Objective, 



Washington, March 8, (INS), A keen and penetrating 
account of communism' in~ America is given by the Director of - 

the FBI, J, EDGAR HOOVER, in a book entitled, "Masters of Deceit," 
which is to be published on Monday,- the tenth, 

HOOVER relates with great authenticity the continuous 
campaign of the Communist Party to achieve, its prime objective, 
the overthrow of the Government of the United States, 




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27*e ??ian who has headed the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI) since 1924, and a Special Assistant 
to the Attorney General , is the person who is best qualified 
to expose the conspiracy* He began his study of communism 
thirty-nine years ago* 

"Masters of Deceit" is a dramatic study, with 
direct knowledge, of communist strategy and its tactics , 
subversive activities, infiltration, espionage, sabotage, 
and brainwashings. 

HOOVER establishes his premise simply by stating 
the following: "Every citizen has a duty to learn more about 
the menace that threatens his home, his children, the peace 
of the world - and that is why I have written this book." 

In 374 pages filled with sensational information 
heretofore unknown, the author has opened the curtain of 
mystery which had always hidden the communist conspiracy and 
graphically reveals his plans of combat which each citizen 
should follow in combating this cancerous threat confronting 
the American nation. 

The principal parts of the book include the following: 

The .communist objective - HOOVER says, "The Party 1 s 
objective is to force a vjedge, no matter how small, in as 
many minds as possible. That is the reason why, in every manner 
possible, the communists are attempting to change our way of 
thinking on current matters such as social reforms, peace, politics, 
veterans, women, and problems of youth." 

The communist revolution in the United States - 
"The communists do not propose to change our government or 
retain any oart of its present structure. They would eliminate 
it, destroy all opposition, and then establish a new government, 
an American province in the Soviet world empire." 

Soviet agents - HOOVER points out that many of the 
leaders] of the Communist Party of the United States are 
graduates of the LENIN School in Moscow that trains groups 
of skillful international conspirators to serve the reds. He 
identifies the following as being among them: EUGENE DENNIS, 



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PHIL BART, ROSE WORTIS, LORETTA STACK, and HENRY WINSTON, 



Spies - HOOVER says: "The United States \is the 
number one target of tactical and strategic Soviet spies. 
Every effort is being made to penetrate our defenses. 

i Examples of what a red spy looks for - "Any person 
who thinks ihat the purpose of espionage is only to obtain 
military information does not know the nature of espionage 
in the twentieth century. A military manual, security 
regulations of a government building, the 'political opinions 
of an industrial plant employee, and incidents in the lives 
of prominent personages that can be used for blackmail, 
those and many more are targets that are highly valued by 
spies." 

Religious organisations - The FBI Chief says, 
"The Party is today dedicated to a systematic program for 
infiltrating American religious organisations." Communists 
are trained to "join church bodies and to devote themselves 
to religious works." This serves as a screen of respectability 
and provides them with a cover for distributing propaganda 
and gives them an opportunity to have contact with youth. 

Subversive activities - HOOVER describes the under- 
ground communi-s-t- m.pvement as a "maze of couriers, escape 
routes, hide-outs, and clandestine meetings." He says, 
"Only the most trusted and dedicated members of the Party 
are chosen" for these operations. 

The Negroes - HOOVER says, "The Party claims that 
it is fighting for the rights of Negroes. This is a deception 
and a fraud. The only interest of the Party, as the majority 
of American Negroes know, i3 to take advantage of them, exploit 
them, and use them as instruments to convert America to 
communism. " 

Party discipline - "Communism," says the FBI Chief, 
"is cannibalistic. Its servants are periodically offered 
as sacrifices on the communist altar." He points out that 
"the inhuman depravity, hate, and rancor to which the Party 
has descended is denoted in the orders which seek vengeance 
on all those that have been expelled. " 



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The national 9 capital "would be transferred from 
Washington, District of Columbia, to a great industrial center, 
probably Chicago." The system of national and state govern- 
ments would be abolished. In their place Soviets would be 
established. 

The hierarchy and "executors" of the Communist 
Party would "deprive of office and probably liquidate" the 
mayors, chiefs of police, clergymen, and civic leaders* All 
industry would be nationalised. Farms would be taken away 
from ttieir owners. 

Innumerable positions would be eliminated. Among 
them would be wholesale merchants, large scale middlemen, 
real estate agents, stockholders, specialists in propaganda 
and advertising, traveling salesmen, lawyers, and whatever 
the Party says is "all the gamut of bureaucrats, government 
officials, police officers, clergymen, and loathsome capitalists 
who dedicate themselves to fraud and plunder." 

In his cry of alert for action against the red 
conspirators, HOOVER emphasises the fact that "we cannot 
afford the luxury of waiting for communism to continue its 
course as other oppressive dictatorships have done." He 
offers the following five point program: 

That every citizen devote a few moments of his 
daily life to study the Bible and the basic documents of 
American history. The result, "r/e would have a new America, 
vigilant, strong but ever humble in irhe service of God." 



Examples by adults demonstrating that "it is pot 
oombine idealism with solid practicality and pat) 



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sible to combine idealism with solid practicality and patience." 



Action - Young people and adults should become 
"working members of our republic and citizens on duty at all 
times. " 

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Positive action - HOQVER advises that "we should 
strive for goals that are genuinely better:, } higher, and more 
noble, trying to better ourselves for our community and our 
country." 



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Faith - HOOVER saySj "A communist prides himself 
on being a revolutionary and revolutionary he iSj in the 
$ense of destruction, terror^ and violence* Free man could 
learn here in this field too.'" 

"The true revolutionary force of history is not 
materiall power but the soirit of religion. The world today 
needs a true revolutionary of fruitful spirit, not the futile 
sword." 



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DECANO DE LA PRENSA DE CUBA 



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DOMINGO 9 DE MARZO DE 1958 



Revela Hoover los 
planes comunistas 
en Estados Unidos 

Desetttrana el Jefe) del FBI las maquinaciones 
tacticas, aetividadeg subversivas, filtracion, 
espionaje y sabolaje del Parlido Comunista 

MEZCLANSE ENLOS GRUPOS RELIGIOSOS 



— Agentes sovieticos.~ H oo ver 



Hace E. Hoover |;una dramatica llamada para 
paralizar la acjbion ie los conspiradores 
rojos. Asalto al poder, su objetivo senalado 



- WASHINGTON, Mar. 8. (INS.) 
—Una aguda y penetrante rela- 
cion sabre el comunismo en 
America es expuesta- por el di- 
rector del FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, 
en un libro titulado "Masters of 
Deceit" (Maestros del Engafio), 
que sera publica^o el lunes 10, 

Hoover relata con autentica 
documefttacidn la continua cam- 
pana. dej Partido Comunista ha-' 
cia" su primer objetivol J&a to- 
ma del Poder de Gobierno en 
Estados Unidos. ' 

El hombre que ha dirigido el 
Euro Federal de Investigations 
(FBI> desde 1924 es el mejor in- 
dicado para exponer la conspi- 
racion como asistente especial 
del Ministro de Justicia, comen- 
zd su estudio del comunismo ha- 
ce 39 afios. 

"Master of Deceit" es un es-. 
tudio dramatico de casi euatro 
decadas, con conocimiento direc- 
to, de la estrategia comunista. 
Sus tacticas, sus actividades sub- 
versivas, la infiltracion, espiona- 
je, sabotaje y "lavados cerebra- 
ies". 

Hoover establece su premisa, 
con sencijlez, en estas palabras:! 
"£ada ciudadano tiene el deberj 
de aprender mas sobre el peli- ( 
gro que amenaza su futuro, su 
hogar, sus hijos, la paz del mun- 
do, y por eso es que escribi este- 
libro". , - ■, 

En 374 paginas^ saturadas de I 
information sensacional no cono- 
cida, el autor despeja la cortina 
de misterio tras la que siempre 
se ha ocultado la conspiration 
^ comunista,. y revela graficamente 
sus planes de lucha "que Qebe se- 
guir cada ciudadano individual- 
mente para combatir lacance- 
rosa amenaza a esta nacion nor- 
teamericana. 



Se eliminaran incontables po- 
siciones, entre ellas las de co- 
merciantes al por mayor, inter- 
mediaries en grande escala, ne- 
gociantes en bienes raices, accio- 



destaca que muchos de los li- 
deres del Partido Comunista en 
Estados Unidos son graduados 

de la Escuela Lenin en Moscu, _._. ._ _ ? _____ 

que entrena un grupo de habilesj nistas, especialistas en propagan- 
conspiradores internacionales all da y anuncios, vendedores viaje- 
servicio de los rojos. Identifical ros. abogados y lo que el parti- 
do- dice- es "toda' la gama de bu- 
rocratas gubemamentales, poli- 
cias, clerigos y asquerjosos capi- 
talistas que se dedican al fraude 
y el pillaje". 



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— EJ^j^bie±iyj__£_ojnunista. Hoo-i: 

ver J dlce: "El objetivo diTparti- 

do es forzar una cuiia, no im- 

- porta cuan pequefia, en tantas ■ 

• mentes como sea posible. Por esojl 
es que, en toda forma concebi-! 
ble, los comunistas tratan de en-j 
venenar nuestra forma de pen-l 
sar sobre las cuestiones del mo-, I 
mento: reformas sociales, paz.r 
politica, veteranos, mujeres y -> 
problemas de la juventud". 

,. — R_e__oiUii6n^?mumsJ;a_en.Es- 
: tadps JUnidosf*"Los .comunistasj 
no propbneH'remodelar nuestro '« 
, Gobierno o retener ninguna par- 
?*te de su actual estructura- Lp ti 

• eliminarian, destruirian todat 
oposicion y luego crearian unj 

' nuevo . Gobierno, una provincial 
! americana en el imperio. my- 
, dial sovietico". 



como tales B Eugene Dennis,- 
Claude Lichtfoot Carl Winter, 
Simon W. Gerson, William 
Weinstone, Nat Ganley, Steve 
Nelson, Betty Gannett, Gus Hall, 
^Albert Lannoii, , Phil. Part, Rose 
Wortis, Loretta Steak y Henry 

Winston. _ _,,,__„ _. ,. .-—jp,^— 

- ^Espias. Hoover advierfe: "Es- 
tadbs Unidos es el bianco nume- 
ro uno de los espias tacticos j 
estrategicos sovieticos, Se hSce 
todo esfuerzo para ^e^eiraT 
nuestras defensas". :. .-//' <'^ 
— Eiemolos__delp___autu--^'JS^ 
un ..c-Qia ._rojc-* "Cualquier. per- 
sona que cree que el fin ~fk- es- 
pionaje es gestionar unicamentd 
informacion militar no conpee la] 
naturaleza" del espionaje' del 
Siglo XX. Un panfleto militar, 
reglamentos de seguridad de un 
edificio oficial, lasopiriiones "po- 
liticas" de un empleado en una' 
firma industrial, incidentes en 
la vida de personas prominen-. 
tes pueden. usar para chantaje., 
Esos t muchos otros asi sonj 
blancos preciados de los espias". 
^Grupos .r idigiasos^ El jefe del[ 
FBI dice: "El partido esta dedi-;. 
cado hoy a un programs siste-i 
matico de infiltracion en gruposj 
ieligiosos norteamericanos". Los 
comunistas sonensenados a "aso- 
ciarse a iglesias y dedicarse al 
rrabaj & religiose". Esto les sirve 
de pantalla de "respetabilidad" 
y leg provee un medio encubier* 
to de distribuir propaganda y la 
oportunidad de tener contacto 
con la juventud- 

— O per a_ cio nes subversiv as. 
H cover descnBe ei movimiento 
subterraneo comunista como 
"una-'masa de corrects, rutas de 
escape, escondites y reuniones 
clandestinas". Dice que ll unica- 
mente los mas confiables y de- 
dicadbs miembros del partido 
son escogidos" para estas opera- 
ciones. , , . 

-rLos negros. H oover dice: "El 
paruao reclama'que esta luchan- 
do por ' los derechos de los ne- 
gros. Eso es un engafio y ur 
IraUde. EJ unico interes del par 
tido, como lo sabe la mayoria 
1 de los negros norteamericanos, 
es aprovecharlos, explotarlos y 
1 utilizarlos como instrumentos 
para convertir a America al co- 
j munismo". 

— Disc ipltna d e partido. "El 
I conumishYo", *BTce"eL Jeie del 
| FBI, ^o^^^iiibaUsto. Suv. sezvi'- 
i 'dores son periodicamente ofre- 
cidos como victimas del sacrifi- 
. cio en el altar comunista". Se- 
nala que "el fondo de la depra- 
vacion. odio y- rencor inhumano 
1 al cual ha descendido el parti- 
do, se denota en las ordenes para 
ejercer venganza contra aque- 
llos que son ftxpulsados". 

Hoover, ofrece una' buena des- 
cripcion de lo que seria Estados 
Unidos convertido en "una die- 
tadura del proletariado". ' 

La capital nacional "seria 
transferida de Washington, Dis- 
trito de Columbia, a un gran 
centro industrial, probablemen- 
te Chicago". El sistema de Go- 
biernos nacional y estatales seria 
eliminado- En su lugar surgiria 
un "Soviet". 

Los jerarcas y "ejecutores" 
del Partido Comunista "destitui- 
rian y probablemente liquida- 
rian" los alcaldes," jefes de poli- 
cia, clerigos y lideres civicos. 
Toda la Industrie seria naciona** 
lizada. Las haciendas- seran arre- 
batadas a.SUS dneqps,. 



En su llamada de alerta para 
accion contra los conspiradores 
rojos, Hoover recalca que "no 
podemos gastarnos el lujo de es- 
perar que el comunismo siga su 
curso como • otras dictaduras 
iipresoras", sugiere el siguiente 
programa de cinco puntos: 

—Que cada ciudadano dedique 
algiin momento de su vida dia- 
ria a estudiar la Biblia y los do- 
cumentos basicos de la historia 
norteamericana. Resultado: "Ten- 
driamos una America nueva, vi-r 
gilante, fuerte, pero aun humil- 
de al servicio de Dios". 

—Ejemplos de los adultos de- 
mostrando que "es posible com- 
binar el idealismo con la praci 
tica solida y la paciencia". 
'— ^Acciony La gente joven y 
■los adultos " deb en ser "miem- 
bros ocupados de nuestra Repu- 
blics y ciudadanos en misi6n de 
todo momento". 

' —Actitud __ Pii-iti__il- Hoover 
aconseja que "nos otros debemos 
luchar por metas genuinamen- 
te mejores, mas altas y mas no- 
bles, tratando de mejorarnos a 
nosotros mismos, a nuestra co- 
munidad y nuestra nacion^ JW> 
— Fe. Hoover dice: "EKomu- 
nisBTsTente (Jrgullo denser revo- 
lucionario. Y lo es^fi sentido de 
la destruccion, el terror y la vio- 
lencia. El h ombre libre puede 
aprender en 'este campo tambien. 
"La verdadera fuerza revolu- 
cionaria de la. historia no es. el 
poder material, sino el espiritu 
de la religion. t El mundo con- 
temporaneo necesita un verda- 
dero revolucionario del eapiritu 
t fructifero, no la espada futiT' 



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I am forwarding herewith a copy of your new 
book, "Masters of Deceit," and would appreciate it 
very much if you could autograph it to 



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of the Bureau and its work. A check of the Bureau 
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April 4, 1958. You may be sure that | am most grateful for 
your interest ih"Maste rg of peceite" 

1 feel certain that the publishers of this book 
will give consideration to the, publication of an inexpensive 
edition of this bobk if such is warranted. 

Your thpughtfulness in giving me the, benefit 
of your observations is deeply appreciated/ •_ . • • 

Sincerely yours, 

7 » Edgar Hoover 
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Mr. Belmont 

Mr. Mohr 

Mr. Nease 

Mr. Parsons 

Mr. Rosen — 

Mr. Tanrn 

Mr. Trotter- 
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Mr. Hoi 1 oman_ 
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Thank you for writing "Masters of 

Deceit. fl Would it be possible to 

put put a condenced, inexpensive 

(. 50) copy, which could be sold 

on all the newsstands through-out 

the nation? Only please add three-fold to your 

warning on our present danger. 

My fellow traveler, do gooder, one wolder friends 
say, 'Nonsence your thinking is hysterical and 
out of date there may have been danger at one time 
but no more." b6 

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One paragraph in your book puzzles me. On page 
257 you praise several organizations as, giving 
effective opposition to Communism. From my 
observation not ail those listed do. 

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Dear/ Mr.. Barno* / " , 

Your letter of April 4 ? > 1958, together with enclosures, 

has been received, and I want you to know. I am )most grateful for 



your interest in v -* T Masters of Deceit." It was a pleasure to 
autograph the copy of jthis irook for presentation to ;the ^OkIahoma t 
MaitaryAcademyj^anaTam returning tWspooklo you under*,. 

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NOTE: InSFune, 1952> Internal Tie venue" Agents advised our -.,^ ; 
Birmingham Office Jthat a nonspecific allegation: had been -made ^>' 
that Michael Frederick Barnb, -Special Agent in_;Gharge oi;»the;_ ^ -^r 
Internal Revenue intelligence Office, Birmingham, Alabama, ^was <^?* 
communistic in Ms; feanings but the basis for this allegation was found 
.'to »be. B'si iholj inefficiency in administrating his office consisting of 
the; issuance of conflicting instructions, countermanding previous. . 
instructions and causing general confusion,, etc. It jls.aiOt known whether 
^thii^clvidual isidehtical with correspondent, ,(ipftr:0-278 : 32) 

Correspondent enclosed a copy-of ;"$£asters.'of Deceit" a|id,a self - 
addressed .mailer: baring twenty cents postage : and this^mailer wjOLlbe 
used in reply. No identifiable derogatory data^re Barno, or the Oklahoma; 
Military Academy. _ 



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M. F. BARNO 
P.. C, Box 86 
Atlanta.!, Georgia 



.April 4 1958 



Honorable J. Edgar; Hoover, 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Honorable Hoover: 

I would appreciate if very much if you would autograph a 
copy of your book, MASTERS OF DECEIT (especially); 
for presentation to Okl^oma;MHtary A.cademy, Claremore, 
Oklahoma,- where I have established^ collection of books 
about General Eisenhower" and American wars.. 



With my every good wish, I am 



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jjvjj I advising that the last two paragraphs of this 

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from' today onward." I am -writing him, today, advising him that 
he must also notify, immediately, all clients who have already- 
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Thank you for your letter of March 25th concerning ifce last two 
paragraphs of the caption accompanying picture .No. 17 of the 
syndication of MASTERS OP DECEIT ty J. Edgar Hoover. " . 

Jn, your letter of March 25th you say that, you are eliminating the 
last two paragraphs "froa copy mailed to any clients fron tridav 
onward." £ou Dust also advise the clients' who -have already hought 
the. syndication and who* aust. have this change. This ia ver y i£- 
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_ March 25, 1958 
Mr. William E. Buckley 
Henry Holt & Co. 
383 Madison Ave. 
New York City 

Dear Bills 

Herewith (a) copy of print identified as No. 1? 
among the photos supplied by KPS .for optional use with 
serialization of the J. Edgar Hoover book^ Masters of 
Deceit; (b) the original caption for it which, as you 
know, was approved in Mr. Hoover's behalf; and (c) copy 
of our 'kill 1 notice sent to papers to which copy of 
captions, had already been mailed when you telephoned 
today. 

* The two paragraphs are being eliminated from copy 
mailed to any clients from today onward. v -v 



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Editors : 

In caption for No. 17 among the photos sent you for optional 
use with the serialization of the J. Edgar Hopver book,. "Masters 
of Deceit, " kill the second and third paragraphs beginning 
"J. Edgar Hoover reveals" x x x and ending x x x "Henry Winston," 

This -is a must kill, 

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The photo, is that .of Claudia Jones, Betty Gannett and 
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn* being taken to Federal Court, 



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16.° Eugene Denni(Qj(left)., the one-time GeneQ. Secretary of the 
Communist Party, and Irving Potash being taken to the 
Federal penitentiary, after conviction in 19*19 in 
a long drawn-out trial before Federal Judge Harold Medina in 
New York, of teaching and advocating the overthrow of the 
United States government by force and violence.. Potash was an 
International vice president, of the Fur and Leather Workers * 

Union. 

Convicted with Dennis' and Potash, were John Gates, John B. 
Williamson, Gilbert Green, Carl Winter, Gus Hall, Benjamin Davis, 
jr., Henry Winston, Jacob Stachel, .Robert G. Thompson. The FBI 

had assembled in 1946-1947 a brief running to more than 1,300 . 

pages, of 
/its investigation of the Communist Party and CP leaders, and 

this led to the indictments under the Smith Act which produced 

the convictions of the leaders named above, W.. 25.. Foster escaped 

trial through securing a separation of his case from the 

others on grounds of illness.- (New York Mirror Photo) 



17. Left to right, next to the Federal marshal: Claudia Jones, 
Betty Gannett and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn being taken to court 
after a Federal judge ruled that bonds furnished by the "Civil 
Rights Congress" for fifteen indicted Communists were unaccept- 
able. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, a member of the National Committee 
of the Communist Party, ran in 1957 .for the New York City Council 
under the emblem of the "People's Rights Party," after communists 
obtained 3,000 signatures on petitions required by law to place 
her name on the ballot. , .^ ——t 

yrii dgar HooVer reVear s~l n -' L Ma sL'el's of Deceit" that Betty Gannet? 
wasone of the graduates of the Lenin School in Mp.s6ow,a train- 
Ing-cenfceE^for- underground and conspiratori.aar'operation's and the 
tactics of revo!tttfcion .and civil war 




Other Lenin School graduafres^from the United States, identified 

I by Mr. Hoover: Eugene Dennis, Clavtde^Llghtfoot, Carl Winter, 
Simon W. Gerson, Wdrlliam Weinstone,- Nat 
Gus Hall, Albert Lannon, Phil Bart, Rose WortisTfcsretta Stacks 

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Henr5>Winston. (I.N.P. Photo) 



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is! Benjamin Dav|^ Jr., one; of the eleven cQnunist leaders con- 
victed under fche. Smith- Act, in ,19,49, was ^meniber of thej.New 
.York City Council when convicted. The Council ousted Davis on 
the- ground that: the conviction disqualified, him.. Davis/ a 
native ^,f Dawspn V Ga/ ; ,-and son- of a former Republican National 
•Committeeman .from^Georgia f was, graduated,, from Harvard .with a 
law degree. , , (!*•*• Phot | o) " 



19. Left to. right i Whittaker. -Chambers, .'the then Hep. .Richar.d* M;. 

Nixon, and the House. Uh. American Affairs Committee- investigator,. 
Robert E. Stripling, during the- investigation which brought to 
lightvthe v Chambers>Hiss. affair .-.FBI agents investigate^ the 
charges, of Chambers ,and, .denials: of Hiss, and ; enabled. tluf Federal 
court, to present, -evidence against Hiss which led to Hi^s' con- 
viction of perjury.. (f -N,?.,. Photo), j 

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20.. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on their way to. prison aftei- their 

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conviction in 1951 on espionage conspiracy charges,, on 

evidence collected by the FBI. Judge Irving Kaufman in| sentenc- 
ing, them to death, declared, "I consider your- crime woj»e> than 
murder. Plain deliberate contemplated, murder 'is dwarf ejl,ln 
magnitude by comparison with the crime you- have committed. In 
committing the act of murder, the criminal kills only his 
victim. ...But in your case, I believe your conduct in putting 
into the hands of the Russians the A-bomb, years before our 
best scientists predicted Russia would perfect, the bomb,has al- 
ready caused, in my opinion, the Communist aggression ;m Korea, 
with the resultant casualties exceeding 50,000 and whcj know.s 
but that millions more of innocent people may pay the- price of 
your treason. Indeed, by your betrayal you undoubtedly have 
altered thei course of history to the disadvantage of jour 

country..." 1 

The Rosenbergs: were executed at Sing Sing Prison after a great 

hue and cry of "frame-up" had been raised by the CommWst 

Party through its front organizations, and the case had been 

reviewed more than sixteen times^Federal courts. ' .--' , 

The New York Journal-American, in 1$51, revealed-the pet that 

the Rosenbergs had been instrumental in Informing Russia, in 

1947, of U.S. plans for a moon satellite. , (i.N.P.Photo) 



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Prom King Featu^ Syndicate, 235 East 45thQreet, New -York 17, N.'Y. 

) Editors: The accompanying photos are provided for publication' 
editorially, at your option, with instalments of J., Edgar Hoover «s 
Own Story^ Communism in America Today and How to Fight It, from- his 
book, "Masters-- of Deceit." Caution should be exercised in using 
other photographs or illustrations with the serialization, to insure 
that the terra "Communist" or any of its synonyms is not associated 
libelously with any person or .persons., 

King Features Syndicate. 



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1. The signature of the author of? ''Masters of Deceit." 



2. Portrait of J. % Edgar Hoover, Director, Federal Bureau of 
Investigation., Must credit: Fabian Bachrach. 

3. J. Edgar Hoover at the entrance to the headquarters of the FBI 
• in Washington, (K.F.S. ) 

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4. Entrance to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's headquarters 

. in the United , States Department of Justice building, Washington, 

(K,F.S.) 

5. Inside the FBI; A laboratory technician engaged in one of the 

m scores of scientific techniques the FBI employs in dealing with 
subversive conspirators. The technician is analyzing bomb; frag- 
ments to determine the type of bomb and obtain cJLues to its 
source - (I.N.P.' Photo) 



o. View of a parade on May Day 1930 In New York, with many women 
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among the marchers, 

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7,; J. Edgar HSfcver, Director, the FederalMlureau of Investigation, 
being decorated by President Eisenhower in 1955, for an "out- 
standing contribution to the national security, of the United 
States." The ceremony took place at the White House in the 
presence of Vice President Nixon. (to the right of the President), 
Secretary Dulles (right), and -other members of the Cabinet. 'Mr, 
Hoover was given a second -decoration by President Eisenhower 'in 
January 1958. '(INP photo) 

8. Nlcholai Lenin presiding! (at head of table) in 1922 over the 

Communist grand council. 

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J. Edgar Hoover points out in "Masters of Deceit," "More than 
any other man Lehin is the ' 'develcper? of modern communism arid 

the father of Party structure and dictatorship. His importance 
is reflected, in the communist description of its way of life as 
the' » science, of Marxism-Leninism; J ...Lenin made Marxism a highly 
disciplined, organized and ruthless creed. How can revolution 
be-achieved? -Not by democratic reforms, ballots, or good will, 
but by naked, blqody violence. . .Lenin conceived of the Party as 
a vehicle of revolution. Marx, in his philosophical abstractions, 
had- never thought out the day-to-day composition of the Party. 
Lenin did.. The Party must be, a small, tightly controlled, deeply 
loyal, group-. Fanaticism, not members, was the key. They must lie, 
cheat, and murder if the Party was to be served. No deviations 
. could- be permitted. 
"Lenin founded the Third International (better known as the 
Communist International, or Comintern). The Third International 
was a keystone of Soviet policy, whereby Moscow, through Bol- 
shevik discipline, could guide the activities of communists 
around the world, including those in the United States ... 
Lenin proclaimed at the first Congress of the -Comintern, T Tthe 
victory of the world Communist revolution is assured.? ..." 

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Your letter of April 3, 1958i has been received,, 
and the, interestiwhich prompted you to write to me is appreciated. 

It was very Jdnd of you .to comment as you did. 
concerning my new book, and it is most encouraging to iearn ; of 
your enjoyment of its contents. 



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Dear Mr; Hoover: 

Provided this letter gets beyond your sectaray 
I would like you to know I think your book 
; MASTERS OF DECT gTfn.. l« the best book I have ever 
read., I started reading it this morning and I 
have just finished it. I think it should be 
required reading for every adult. _ I have always 
wanted an answer to the question ft Why does any- 
one join the Party! 1 ? You have devoted consider- 
able space to this question and have partially 
answered it for me. Because I believe, the U.S.A. 
with all its faults and virtues is the best on 
earth, it is difficult for me to understand any- 
one who differs with that point of view. You 
have given a very clear and understandable 
explanation of the party organisation. I have 
% a clearer understanding of its organization 
I from your book than I have ever had £rom any 
lother book I have ever read on the subject. 
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I am taking the liberty of acknowledging your 
kind letter of April 7, X953, in the absence of Mr. Hoover 
from the city.- - 1 know he -will be pleased to learn of your 
interest in ''Masters of tfeceit." 

m connection withyour request* I thought you 
,would like to know that one of Mr. Hoover's favorite stories 
concerns the occasion when he was scared by a black cat. 
During a raid on the Rog6r Touhy gang in 1942, he stepped 
on the cat's tail> and thecals screech, Mr. Hoover frankly 
admits,: was his greatest, moment of |ear. 

Sincerely yours, 



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April 7, 1958 

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover 
Director, Federal Bureau of 
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Washington, D.C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 



I am reviewing your wonderful book Masters of Deceit , 
for several hundred women, at the Orleans Club, here 
in New Orleans, next week . i v thought I should give 
the women a bit of levity and after much thought I 
decided to write and ask if you would" mind telling me 
your favorite quotation or youriavorite poem. Maybe 
you have a favorite humorous --saying that you would 
not mind my quoting. 

My wish is that my review and those given by others 
will be successful in helping to inform the people o£ 
your message. 

Thank you very mucfi. .for all you have done for me, 
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tyMch> you forwarded a. clipping of your letter to "The Dallas: Times 
Herald" published on the same daf fe... I sincerely appreciate your 
observations, and I want to thank you for your interest in my book,. 

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Mr. Hoover: >> 

You may be interested in this 
little comment on your excellent 
new book, Masters of Deceit, 

John Gates has been invited to 
speak at Southern Methodist 
University in Dallas, on April 23d. 



There is discussion pro and con his coming. I shall 
not be surprised if the date is canceled. 



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Mr. Rosen 
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y ays Hoover Book 
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,To The Times kerald: * 

Roscoe Drummond, In a re- 
cent column in The Times Her- 
,ald, gave a report, on the new 
^book, "Masters of Deceit," by 
;J. Edgar Hoover. Mr. Brum- 
- ihond says, in part: 
f "Th« defections are mounting, 
-Besides Louis Budenx, Bella 
fDodd and others, the decon- 
|vert©d CcSmuiiists taejude suchL 
.fltattogirfsHed* defectors as «John] , 

gj ^ tenet j ed itor of the ncW 
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defunct Dail^~Wofker;^3S^S 
Clark, former foreign^ e&ior? 
and Howard Fast, the Amer* 
ican novelist, winner of the 
Stalin award." 

Four or them evidently have 
^een screened and found to be 
worthy of our confidence. But 
If John Gates is not' so classified 
[anywhere in this book. His 
name appears only twice; on 
pages 77 and 165, respectively. 
In neither place is he mentioned 
as one who has broken with the 
Communist party. To include 
him with the others, ostensibly 
witlfthe blessing, of J s fEdgaf 
Hoover, is a twisting of texUa 
fa&e interpretation, and.'tufAin' 
pardonable " Intrusion of >^'Sez 
&tf* under the cloak of; 
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Dear Mr, 



Thanls you for your letter of April 1, 
1958, in which you mentioned having purchased 1,000 
- copies of mjr fcook, "Masters of Deceit, 1 * for distribution 
around the country^ 

Your "wholehearted support of my" book is 
^ most heartening,- and I share your hope that it wiU help 
* alert some complacent Americans to the real threat 
posed «by atheistic communism.. -- ' 



With deep gratitude, 

Sincerely yours, 

.J., Edgar Booyea 



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Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr* Hoover: 

You will be interested to learn that 
we have purchased a thousand-copies of ^'Masters 
of Deceit 11 and are spreading them around in 
stratggic places. Who knows this book may be 
the means of awakening the American people in 
time to forestall the coming Communist try for 
power seizure in this country. 




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that it was her considered opinion that this at- 
tempt will be made in the next five years and 
will be under the guise of one of the already 
existing political parties. 

If I can ever do anything to help the 
cause in any way please be sure I am at your 
service. 



With best regards, I am 
Sincerely yours, 



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"MASTERS OF DECEIT" 



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Tamm 

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9 The following information is being set forth regarding the 

*V? -page Central Research memorandum which contained, the information that 
. > Simon Gerson attended the Lenin School. This memorandum, as you know, 
S 1 v was used as documentation, for this statement in "Masters of Deceit. " 

v <$'$• 1) This memorandum was used as. documentation upon the specific 

^ instructions of former Assistant to the Director L. B., .Nichols.. In fact, upon the 
jf\ j Lenin, School insert, in Mr. Nichols' handwriting appears the notation, "Sullivan's 
w ^fmemo attached, " indicating- that this memorandum*. wa& to be used in the documenta- 
ition. Accordingly, ourifid^c^nicnters^ following the procedures established by 
•Mr. ^Nichols, documented to this i* Central Research memorandum. p>$&*>4- #*w o^***** 

This memorandum was* accepted at face value, as it was prepared 
at the specific request of a Bureau official for specific use in the book. Never did 
we have any understandingtwith Mr. Nichols that we should suspect the accuracy 
of Central Research inforination. To receive such ; a detailed memorandum and 
then assert that it had, 
a loss of time. Mr. .Nichols* 

that it was accurate. As shall be described below, this was exactly the same 
procedure as was followed in documenting Don Whitehead'^ "The FBI Story. " . , , 

2) A further clue tojMr. Nichols' idea that such a Central Research" 
memorandum should be used as documentation can be seen in. a memorandum from 
Mr. Nichols to Mr/ Tolson dated September 25 5 1957 (62-104277-14) . This 
memorandum enclosed a brief insert written by Mr. Nichols- for Part I of. the book, 
dealing with Communist Party membership statistics. Mr. Nichols himself 
documented the insert and two of his documentation notes read as follows: /s4 




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Central Research Section should be used as documentation. 

v 3) In the memorandum from Mr. Belmont to Mr. Boardman 
dated. 3-27- 58, the 7Vpage Central Research Section memorandum is described 
as.being a "rough draft. n It "was rough draft in the sense of not being on regular 
memorandum paper or routed through channels, but it was not rough draft in 
the sense that it could be considered as being inaccurate, incomplete or 
unverified. Why prepare a memorandum for a. Bureau official if reservations 
are maintained as to the accuracy of the information contained therein? As 
stated above, "Mr. Nichols and our documeriters considered this ; memorandum 
as valid for documentation. It is to be rioted that the Central ^Research memoranda 
•documented by Mr. Nichols, personally/ mentioned above in #2, were of the same 
so-called rough draft type as the Leniii School memorandum. 

4) The Simon Gersori item was documerited'by two* Special Agents; 
brie, an Agent of Crime Records, the other an Agent of the Domestic Intelligence 
Division." In- each instance these 'agents, following* Mr. NichclpJ>iristructi'ons, 
-used'the Central Research Lenin School memorandum as basic^SQurce material. 
They had no reason to doubt its" accuracy. 

^H 5) Two Special Agents^f the Domestic m'teiligerice' Divisibri, af.the , 

- -request, of Mr... s Nichols, r§icji<&c1ted ;^^^^ Both, 

^of these Special Agerits ; sta%e^that in their f review, at/Mr. Nichols'' specific 
J | instructions; they used - the sources indicated in the .original documentation,, which 
£ft I included Central Research material, as basic sources. They 'did riot' go-behind 
these items unless they "felt there<"was:need for further checking to see*if the facts 
as 'set'f orth .conyeyedvthe *pr ecise,3rieaning desired; etc. This wasalso the 
under stariding of Grime Records personnel, ^l 

6) The poliCy-of using material preparedby the Central Research 
Section-as ibasic^ocumerit^fdn sources in*"Masters>of Deceit"* was" likewise the 
policy used indocumentirig Don Whitehead 1 s "The- EBI Story. " As you-will' recall, 
Mr. Nichols requested various divisions ofrthe Bureau, including the Central 
Research Section; to prepare research material for Mr. Whitehead 1 s use. Most 
of the research, was submitted to Mr. Nichols in sor'ca]le.d, "informal" or "rough 
draft" form, that is, not on the standard memorandum form arid riot, routed 
through channels. However, this did not mean that this material was not to be 
regarded as accurate. This data was prepared- on specific request-of a Bureau 
official for specific use in "The FBI Story." Hence, it was considered/as basic 
source material /aiufcused; as dbcuriientatiori. Mr. Nichols; constantly emphasized 
to all those.pef for mirig'research functions the absolute, necessity for accuracy in* 
air material given to him for 'Mr ; Whitehead 1 s use. This was true -of all-material, 
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Miami, Florida, who has pupx^cizeq Director ' s doojc, — y.Ma 
of Deceit ." furnished Miami Office the enclosed leaflet re- 
ceived by him in plain envelope postmarked Miami, April 2, 
1958, addressed to him in ink longhand. The pamphlet is also 
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.Mr. TammL 
Mr. Trotter. 
Mr. Clayton 

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Dear Mr. Hoover: 

I hesitate to write this letter, because I know you are too busy to read it, 
however the urge is too strong to resist, and I hope you will pardon, 
[,this intrusion. upon your time. 

II can't teU you how much I appreciate receiving your autographed book, 
y'Masters of Deceit" -which came yesterday. I read it through last 
"night. (Got yery little sleep) 

I wish, it were possible for me .to place this book in every Public School 
and Library in this country. Ialsff wish it were possible for all of our 
people to reacUand understand what it means, people both here and 
elsewhere. Most of us still would not realize just what communism 
means. I did hot fully understand .myself. I think I know now. I wish 
there was something concrete that I could do about it. It frightens me* 

I am a legally' trained engineer, a member of the leading engineering 
societies. My father was a Judge, and my son 4s a practicing, attorney 
here. X retired after 30 years, with Westinghouse and 5 years as a 
consultant. I have been many places and seen many things, which I 
just either overlooked, or took for granted, like^most of us, without 
top much concern. Your book has made many of them clear. I am going 
to order several more copies that I will give to friends, ghat's' the best 
lean do. \ ~ 

\ Your book is one of my prized possessions; I will keep it and- pass it i\ \ V^ 
(aiong. Thank you again. * • yt^ 

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4575 26th Avenue '/, 
BanJEranei sco 2&^aUfdrnia. 

Dear Commander Xante: . 

your kind letter of April 3, 1958, has been 

received^ and i want to thank you .for your generous remarks 

concerning my lbo(3k, ^Masters of Deceit," and for your expression 

of confidence.* -- 

Sincerely yours* 

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Mr* J* Edgar Hoover, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Justice Department, 
Washington, D* C* 

Dear Mr* Hoover: 



^~. Please let me commend you on your wonderful 

book ^M ASTERS OP DECEITS 

I only wish that every American citizen could 
read this expose of the Communist* Party* I wonder how many 
of our misguided citizens who are working for this deceitful 
organization realize that they would he the first to he 
liquidated in the ghastly event the Soviets were ever able to 
gain control* Their usefulness would be shortly terminated as 
Soviet representatives arrived* 

Your devotion to duty has been unexcelled in 
Imodern political history* 

Gratefully 

Gordbnu,N« iantz, 
Comdr* TJSHR (Ret). 




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MASTERS OF DECEIT 




There is enclosed herewith photostatic copy of an act int rsate. jtoonu 
duced into the Massachusetts Legislature by RepresentatiueMr.. Hoiiomar 
EDMUND J.TfDONLAN, a n attorney with offices at 53 State » Miss $■»* 
Sto©Sfe*-«S2fife3!B ^Mas saclmsetts , residence. XT6_.EarkJ3treeg\ 
**wesB Roxbury, Massachusetts . 



Representative DONLAN is known to the Boston Division asnone 
who has consistently demonstrated an anti-Communistic atti- 
tude with respect to legislative matters and has always y 
commended the Director and the Bureau for its work. // i 




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This legislation, as it was introduced after the date set 
for. such matters, must receive unanimous consent of the 
Hc^se of Representatives and the Senate prior to its con- 
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Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Genera! Court assembled, and by the 
authority of the same, as follows: 

SECTION 1. ._ v 

after * 

G,L, chapter 71 is hereby amended by adding/section two as 
most recently amended, the following section: 

Section 2A. The curriculum in all public high schools re- 
lating to United States history, government and civics shall re- 
quire the Reading of J. -Edgar Hoover's book on Communism, entitled 
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I High schools- throughout St the' 
state should 'be required to in-! 
elude J. Edgar Hoover's "Masters 
6f Deceit" in their- list.of ;re-; 
duired reading,, a state "reprfcsen-; 
latiye said today; * ; ' 

Bsp. Edmund J. .Donlan; Id*' 
West Rbxbury)* filed legislation 
today requiring the, book to be 
used particularly inliistory," 'gov* 
eritment-and civics courses. ** 

} 'llie'PBi^chiers:laVest;W6rkj6e-; 
; scribes the ■ mariner in which rthe , 
^C&nmunists operatean the uJs.' 
I afid tells' how to fight them. ' ' j 




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Boston Hecord 
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Mr. William EyTBucfcley J 

Vice president < ' 

Henry Holt andjQQmpany,.^c. 

383 Sa^sonu4jenue 
New="XprK17» New York 

Dear Bill: 

la accordance with your letter of April 9, 
1058, with* enclosure, Mr. Hoover has autographed a 
copy of "Masters of Deceit** to MrsJ_ 



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Of Texas. The book is being sent to her today -with 
Icard, as you requested* 



Mr. 



It is not necessary for you to bother with a 
replacement for this book. 



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Sincerelyi 



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VICE PRESIDENT 




April 9, 1958 



Mr. Clyde A. Tolson 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Room 5744 

Department of Justice Building 

Washington 25, D.G. 

Dear Clyde; 

It would be greatly/appreciated if you would ha ve Mr, Hoover 
autograph a copy of^STER^ OF DECEIT to a Mrs, 



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Also, it would be appreciated if y ou could pos sibly send this 
book with the e nclosed card to Mrs | | in Jbmstro ng, Texas. 

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I will send you a copy of the book to replace the one you are 
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Many thanks. 



WEB: is 
Enclosure 



Sincerely, 



William E.NBuckley 



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180 North J^ichigan Avenue 
Chicago i, Uliaois 



Dear "Miss 



.Mr* Edgar T* RJgg, President of Henry Holt 
and Company^ Jnc*,x has serine a copy of your letter |o Mm. 
of Aprjl 4 ia vfhich you commented so favorably about my _ ; 
boo£<^l asters of Deceit , * and 1 v/ant you to kaow thai I 
deeply appreciate yourWolehearted support of the book. 

ix *view otyour Interest, it has been a pleasure 
to nutograpn a copy of my book toyou* It js coming to you. 
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Mr. Clyde A. Tolson, 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Room 5744 

Departments Justice Building 

Washington 25, D. C. 

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I^rery much, appreciate your s'ending me the' news- 
paper clippings, etc. , of reviews* and so forth on. our book. 
In Holt's some ninety years of publishing, we are sure there 
nevex has been, another book that has received such publicity 
and acclaim. It itf a fitting tribute ,to a: really great man. As 
J have saidbefQre, and shall say forever more, we sure are 
proud, to be the publisher. 

The attached copy of a letter is the kind of thing we' 
sure likej to see; Will youpleasfe pass it along^to Edgar? 

Kindest regards, 




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President 
• Hoary Holt Publishing Coapaay 
""383~Madi8-on Aveauo 

low Yorkp New York 

' Dear Sir* 

This letter 1» aerely an expression of appreciation for your 
groat book, "Masters of Deceit", by J. Edgar Hoover, I hope you 
„ will toll a ailli t oa copies I And, l»a doing ay best to proaote 
tho sal** 

la ay work for ay good coapany, I have aa opportunity to speak 
throughout tho- U.S.A. to many organizations — mainly women** 
groups (stats donventions and other largs groups). In April, 
tea, such aeetlags ars on ay scheduls— in Illinois, Wis cons ia, 
Ohio, Iadiaaa - oas talk ia St. Louis. 

As I havs dons sines I rsad "Masters of Deceit" in sarlT Maroh. 
I shall open ay talk with ths suggestion that everyone in ths 
audience got ths book, rsad it, and ses to' it that at lsast five 
otber people road that copy. The "lending idea" aay aot bs. 
good "sales oopy", but ths book should make all of us aors keenly 
aware of our duties and obligations as citizens. 

My thaaks to Heary Holt. -"""T * ~ " ' - 

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Iwant'youio isnowhow 
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Your thoughtful note of April 8 extending 

a : .. - . 

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aj^recls&ed* and I gm ^atefiA lot your remay&s* 

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Dear J, Edgar, 

My congratulations on one of the finest books of this 
century. It is not merely some documentary report, but one 
of the most interesting and well-written books I. have ever 
come across. Keep writing-rplease. 



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My dear Judge: - 

It -was certainly most thoughtful of you to write 
as you did on April 7, 1058,. and to forward the March 30, 1958, 
issue of "The Herald Journal. u Coming, from a devoted public 
servant such as .you, your generous remarks are doubly 
appreciated. 



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Mr. Bo&rdman 

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1/ j Miss Gandy 







Ify dear Friend: 

In reading my home town paper, "The Herald Journal", 

II vas very pleased -to see several veiy fine references to you 
and your latest boolc " Master of Deceit" , a long with a very 
fine and inspiring picture of yourself* 

I take this occasion to commend you most highly for 
your great public service in taking the time to write such a 
timely ^and vitally important work. All of our people owe you 
a deep 'debt of gratitude for this and other contributions you 
have made over the years to strengthen our beloved country and 
its institutions. 

I am also happy that the paper of my home town of 
Logan, Utah, which gave to the great F.B.I* our dearly departed 
friend and special agent, Mr. Sam Cowley, has the privilege of 
printing your book in installments* I shall avail myself of 
the opportunity of reading your words of wisdom and advice* 

Thinking perhaps you would care to take a look at the 
issue of "The Herald Journal" to which I refer, I am enclosing 
the copy herewith* You will find "Master of Deceit" mentioned dJL^ 
not only on the front page but also on the editorial page and 
on page 3. 

Again, let me tell you how much I personally admire 
your record of achievement and wishing you continued good 
health, happiness, and success in the future, I am 



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Sincerely yours, 





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The Honorable J. Edgar Hoover &i&«<»/&W'2'?7 "~ ^rS 

Federal Bureau of Investigation i *> c h,\ *George D. Neilson 
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it lis my sincere nope, thai tto btfolrwiU b0 of assistance 
to the American people m' the fight against communism. We face a 
determined and evil enemy. Our best offense is aa informed citizenry 
ready to stand up | o£- our democratic ideals. 




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cor respondent with, Mrs/ ' 



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Mr. Tr.'"t*r. 

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Mr. HoHoman. 
Miss Gandy. 




Dear Mr. Hoover: 




Congratulations upon the publication of your 
book, "Masters ,of Deceit", According to the Brooklyn 
Tablet, Archbishop Cushing has ordered several thousand 
copies for distribution throughout his diocese. This 
is wonderful. I wish all the bishops would do likewise. 

For the past three weeks 1 have been trying to 
get a. copy of yoijr book, and of Mr. Morris' "Why We Are 
Dosing" from our local libraries, but have been unsuccess- 
ful. At first the Main Branch told me it was on order and 
when it arrived would be placed in the Labor and Business 
Department. Why it would repose here instead of in the 
general circulation department is still beyond me. ftext 
I placed a request for it in the East Akron Branch Library 
and there I was told they would request it from Main Branch. 
Today I am told it is still on order at Main Branch ) but 
that Mr. Morris' book is not on order and there is no like- 
lihodd that it will be ordered. 

This is not the first time I have have a struggle 
^to get a book exposing the Communist Conspiracy from oUr 
'libraries. I hope when I finally get to read your book 
that 'y»u will -have recorded in it some explanation of the 
strange conspiracy sfe'ming to exist in'ourh'Jtion's public 
libraries, financed ^vith our taxes. 

<»*•*»** . M@y.Qyad ble£s you Mr. Hoover, and may you continue 
your gruelling work for many more years. It's' certainly a 
„ thankless job, and so many Americans don't even seem interest- 
ed, but God knows the extent of your .struggle and He is keeping 
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WORLD FAMOUS director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
J. Edgar Hoover, is author of the great book, "Masters of Deceit/' 
which will be published serially by The Herald Journal. 



HIS WARNING - 



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H.J. ToPublisI 
FBI Chiefs Book 

"Masters of Deceit, 1 ' J. Edgar Hoover's gripping and 
at times almost incredible story of the subterranean acti- 
vities of Communist Party members in this country, will 
run serially in the Herald Journal;* starting Sunday, April 
13, another excellent feature of this paper which over the 
years has kept its readers abreast 



of the times with the- best report 
Ing of the local and national 
scene. 

The Herald Journal is the first 
paper in Utah to acquire the 
serialized rights to publish Mr. 
Hoover's book. Twenty-eight daily 
installments will appear to pre- 
sent the complete work. 

"Masters of Deceit" tells how 
a Communist cell is formed, how 
a Communist meeting is held, ^ year-old 
how a top Communist Party of- 
ficial lives, what goes on in the 
Communist underground, how the 
Party functions as a state within 
a state with Us own "laws" and 
"courts," why people become 
Communists and why they break 
away, Communist techniques of 
espionage and sabotage, and 
hundreds of incidents and anec- 



their aims are, how they are 
carrying out those aims every 
day. 

Mr. Hoove states, "Every 
citizen has a duty to learn more 
about the menace that threatens 
his future, his home, his children, 
the peace of the world— that is 
why I have written this book." 




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TREMENDOUS ADDITIONAL FEATURE IN 

era Id Journal 



Orie Of The Most Significant 
Books Of The Century - 




J. EDGAR HOOVER'S own story: 

Communism in- America Today 
and How to Fight It 

Through special arrangement with the publishers of this outstandina 
new book, The Herald Journal will bring "Masters of Deceit" to you in 
serial form beginning April 13 and continuing daily for 28 installments 




Don't Miss An Issue — 

You will want to follow each day's part of ihis book and 
then, save it for a permanent record. Make sure you have 
your own copy. 



.♦IBS-'* ! 



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MASTERS OF DECEIT Is Mr. Hoover's First Book In 20 Years. 



It Tells 



a Story of 



Great Irr nee to United States Citizens, 



A Story That Could Not come From Any Other Source. 

On jf J. EDGAR HOOVER could reveal exactly: 

How a communist cell is formed 

€j How a communist meeting is held 

What goes on in the communist under- 
ground 

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©[ Communist techniques of espionage and 
» sabotage 

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has, been received and X do appreciate your kind remarks. " 
concerning my new b"ook f "Masters of Jpeceit. w _ ' 

' "*" ' |tismy.smcerehopeih&^ 

the American people in fighting the communist enemy. % is 
only through, a united effort by our citizenry that communism 
can be defeated. J3y furnishing copies of rt Masters of Efeceifc" _- 
to libraries in this Oouritry/ tfcelDorothy H* and t^wis Iloseiistiel 
Foundation is making a valuable eontrfeuf ion to oar national 
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Dear Mr # Hoover- 







Thank you for writing the book 

MASTERS OF DECEET- published by Henry Holt Co, of 
\ New York* 



I You vail note by the attached that I have expressed appreciation to 
the Dorothy H and Lewis Rosenstiel Foundation, fort hear gift 
, of this excellent document to our local library* 

Having been a Y H C A secretary all my professional career, and 
then after retirement a business executive/a large church 
in Cleveland Ohio, (The Church of the Covenant-Presbyterian) 
for another 5 and a half years), I feel that this is the sort of 
a study book that religious leaders should read with great care # 

Ten of those years I was on loan to the Y M C A of China, and I saw 
the rise of the Communist power in that country, ani in the USA 
experienced some of the pressures that they put upon us to endorse 
or lend our names or cooperate with seme of their propaganda. 

IWe congratulate you on the challenging chapters, and your fine 
expression of Christian faith and hope you have given us in the 
last" part of the book. I only hope that READERS DIGEST i&ll 
select your masterpiece as one to publish in a forthcoming issue 
of the magazine. Not that it should be condensed, but the tremendous 
opportunity of volume readership would be of tremendous help in 
getting the story across. 

Also ifi^Dave Garroway on NBC TODAY could be persuaded to interview 
you, either in New York, or at your Washington office], in reference 
to this book, it would be a good follow-up of this special program 
they are putting on this week on, the* problems of juvenile, crime ani 
parent delinquency. Dcvi 

/ Grat efully, y ours^-L ^^ — /O^ A 

yuf- | | ' 

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Mr. Clayton. 

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Dear Friend*-" 

HrvS*u> 3ub* completed tho book, * Ifertaw of Beeolt n 
by J Bd-oJP Hoover, I went to eKpreso my sinees* «ppr«l*tt«* to yen* 
for nf&Ug tMe awaileft>le to w Bublic Utaracy* 

It tee ewet docnato^v that flfenfld Jjr ȣ* 

end parens end others Who should ho conoenea cbotfc tho dajwow-o 
GBd fre© o^stna of life. 

This hook ohoi&d he a WW on tte yetiUne **^ a * ~ 
M#i school MgJpw close cscn and eolleg© otwlontep 

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Ihaye received your letter of April 9°, lg58, and 
eertaMy appreciate the interest you have expressed iir ^Masters_ 
x OfjDeceit. " Your generous comments concerning my adminis'fcra^ 
tiori of this Bureau are also- most .encouraging. 



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participate in a television program concerning my book, Ijs$u§fed : rw 
you to know that for obvious reasons rhave not permitted 'anyU 
representatives of this Bureau to, appear in behalf of my boolS I 
am sure you can understand my position, in this regard. * -^ 



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Mr, Boardman 

Mr. Belmont 
Mr. Mohr, 
Mr. Nea^ 
Mr. Parsons. 
Mr, Rosen. 
Mr. Tamm. 




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\ Mr. Clayton* 

Tele. Room 



Mr. J. Edgar Hoover , 

Director 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D.C. 



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We are very much impressed by your new "book, and 
we should like to feature the book in a monthly half hour tele r ' 
vision program sponsored by the Lebanon Community Library. 

We shall appreciate your advising how we should 
proceed to request an P.B.I. Agent to participate in this tele- 
vision program on Friday, May 23, 1958. 



An F.B.I. Agent named | Jin your Philadelphia 

office made a fine impression in this area in severa l appearances 



in recent years, but we understand that Mr. 
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you are doing and thank you for your efforts on our behalf. 



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has been .received, £hd t do, appreciate.ypur' desirei to quote 
from my hew, book, "Masters, of Deceit, ."' for your publicatiohy := - 
^ 'Cliffs ;3fews > * „ """"" 

*-. Itis ihdeed a pleasure to graritpisrmission for -* 
you to reprint the paragraphs you have indicated. I have taken 

- the liberty of contacting. Henry Holt ^^d Company to secdre; its - 
permissiomalso.*' -^%ould suggestjmat-the last sentence of your ' 

. acknowledgement iriciudeihe words "and Henry Edit and Company." 



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April 9, 1958 




Mr. Tolson- 



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Mr. Trotter. 

Mr. Clayton 

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Mr. Holloman — 
Miss Gandy 



PERSONAL* 




Director J. Edgar Hoover 

United States Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company is one of the oldest iron 
raining companies in the United States. The company operates iron ore 
mines in Minnesota and Michigan. One of its public relations activities 
is the publication of* an internal or house magazine. This has a circu- 
j lation of about 6,500. To give you a cross-section, several issues are 
enclosed. 

In most issues we have quoted from the comments of national 
leaders, possibly relating to Americanism, economics or so forth, on an 
occasion a United States Senator or a head of industry. In the February, 
1958 issue, alluding to the danger of inflation, we quoted the statements 
of His Excellency, President Eisenhower. -^May we have your permission to 
\ excerpt from your last ^^ "Masters* o f Deceit"? Attached 

lis a layout page from the magazine showing" Lhe w ay " JF Would"' appear if we 
•have your consent to use thfs information. 

I For publication, unfortunately, we have a ^ery limited budget 
oR and much as we would like to we are unable to pay royalty. 
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Dear Mr. 



- Your letter of April 7,. 1950, has been received 
and I do appreciate your kind comments concerning my new book, 
"Masters of JDeceit." - - 

-. It is my_ sincere hope that this book will be of 
assistance to the American people in the fight against communism. 
An informed citizenry is our best defense against theevil of this 
atheistic enemy. »-■'-- 

. Sincerely yours, - * _ 

UV Eapa? Boover 



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from correspondent complaining, that Hungarian_comh^riij|ts w%£e. 
entering United States, and' that various fires an<Vstri^s£%6^ 
communist .inspired. X Js^o 

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Miss Holraes— 
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1325 WINDSOR AVENUE 
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE 



April 7th, J 1958: 

H 
Dear Mr* Hoover t 

As a great service to this United States, I would 
heartily recommend that either yourself,, or one of your well* 
versed Agents, appear on the $64,000 (pr similar) T-Y Program, 
under the heading "COMMUNISM"* 

As another n must !l suggestion, I would recommend that 
our Government make it mandatory for every school classroom 
in our counted to become acquainted with the facts as outlined 
in your boolr^MAa'rapg rv? t^^TT"- 

Steps in this direction should certainly he appre- 
ciated by every red-blooded AMERICAN* 

Sincerely yours* , 



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Mr. Holloman. 
Miss Gandy„ 




Hen. Halph Fichdors 
Washington, £. C* 

Dear Senator fXixntiova, 



I have lately seen udverti-secfents in the press of a book 
allegedly -written by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the F. B. I., 
in vhieh Hoover is said to express concern over the 'menace' 
to our * freedom* that resides in the tawdry remnants of the 
Communist Party in America. Is the Department of Justice 
interested only in wok, ineffectual and disorganized coi*. 
spiracles to violate law? "* 

I call to your attention a meeting held earlier this veek 
in Philadelphia.^y^a: group known as thoj)foifcional Ca tholic- H j] 
Education Association,- * According to a rep'ort published In 
the, HEW YOBK IIMES- of above date, a 'keynote 1 ' speech made by 
one .Joseph Tinnelly, described as 'dean ana professor of 43t-» 
John's University Lav Sckbol^' openly and bralerily advocated. ( 
a "conspiracy to violate^ the -lavs of this* country \Mich. forbid 
state and federal support of \\ religious institutions i e 

I do not think the U* '$, A. can any longer afford to main* 
talh '& huge secret police force for tthe purpose of providing 




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literary and self-promotional, material for J\ JBdgar Hoover ^ 
I suggest that Hoover has outlived his Usefulness to our govern- 
ment* There is little sense in shadowing fuzzy-Minded screw- . 
halls -with no claim to popular influence* in the name of law 
enforcement* vheh self-styled 'education associations 1 numbering 
into the ten thousands are alloved to teach violation of this 
nation* s basic lavs without rebuke or hindrance; 

Yours very truly, 



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]to come to the Bureau tomorrow, Friday, A|>ril .4, to 

discuss idme ideas which would assist various entertainers, oh radio and 
television in helping to- promote the Directors book. 



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advised Mr. l&cGuire today that he found he, just 



could not come down tomorrow, 4-4-58, but will be in Washington next Monday, 
4-7-58. He was told we would be glad to see him then. | | wondered if 



we had any film available which could'be used in publicizing the book and in 
I dramatizing it and -he was\ advised we had nothing like this. He wondered also 
if any pictures of the building or any bth'er material ,such ; as would fit in^vith 
the book could be utilized or wheth er we had anyone available who could appear 
on a program to discuss the book. | I was told, that we. could not do this 



but if there was any written material such as short .paragraphs describing the 
contents o f the book which we could help, on t we would be.more than glad to do so. 
advised that he was jotting, down some ideas which various entertainers 



had asked him to inquire into in, order to find a medium whereby they could work 
out some complementary statement regarding the book. He was- told we would 
be glad to go into this with him on Monday. " . 

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for getting some help • from entertainers known to~ 
book.. Mrf 




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saw Mr. Mc.Guire at which time he advised he was ehco 1 
ingsome difficulty in settling, on a means by which television/ and radio 
personalities could point up the Director's* book: and possibly dramatize it 
som ehow in or der to fit in/a favorable promotional. plug for the book. 
Mr. I l was advised that* tae Director appreciated the desire of Mr 




t and himself -to aid in promoting the book but the Director just wo uld not be a ble 
!,!./ to .make any personal appearances or b e available for interview. | "| stated 

Jsy he unde rs tood this: th at _^^_^_^^_ had . asked; for an fo terview and the Director 
/ declined. [ " stated he handles Mrs; | | program. 



then asked if there were any film footage s which could 
be utilized and was advised that we* had nothing like this whatsoever , nor was be 
there any. photographic material which would fit the book, that we frankly felt b7c 
anything done would have to be on an. entirely highly dignified plane. 



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plug for th e. Director s book on his program Saturday. April 5, as a result of 
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of the book'sicontehts we could furnish him. Mr. McGuire, advised him that we 
anticipated this and furnished Mm five short paragraphs as suggested material 



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definitely slowing down any promotional work which 



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to him by the Bureau was being furnished to DayeAGarroway and that Garrowa y ! / - 
I would do a favorable review of the book on his / program; however, he does, not 
know the date when this will occur and advised that he would inform the Bureau 
as soon as he learned when Garroway would do this. 




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Take a. tip from me and read J. Edgar Hoover's 
new book, ''Masters, of Deceit." Here, in simple language, you^l 
find the whole story of communism in America. And it* s from the 
pen of our Nation* s leading authority on how to fight subversion. 



ENCLOSURE 



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i/kn<6yriaany times youi have wondered just what - 
communism is? and ftow it aftects youi Well, JPve-gofc some 
good news. ftyouUl rsad.& E$g^:^ M J&asfcerg 

of IbedeitV you'iLget ihe; true story of 'these communist termites 
in America; $he ^i chief teUs 1 who jmese-^ 
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to one of our great problems of ; today, communism. Mr. Hoovers 
book is very readable and.it has a wealth of information* You 
won't want -to miss it. * r 



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Here's something I know j^ou -will want to read - a 
bdoKbyJ. Edgar Hoover, head of oak* famed. j^BL .Mr. Hoover 
has just^written a book entitled "Masters of Deceit. " It*s at your* 
bookstore. Here you*ll iearn about Soviet espionage^ how the 
Communist Party is wP*k&& in America today to- deprive you 
of your liberties. . '-',-'" 



ENiXOStfeE 











You have a stake in America's freedom -. and* if * 
you read the newboolcby $BI Chief J* Edgar Hoover you'll M&V 
what your duties of citizenship are. "Masters of deceit" is the name 
of; this new book and its available at your book jdealer. It's the 
story of communism in America, -s but more important it sets 
out what you as; a citizen can do to light it. 



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Your letter of April 4,, i$58, has.fceen received and 
.1 ^appreciate your very Idnd;remarks concerning: my new book; 
C>Masters of Deceit" -: <--.-." J-*' 



" . " It is my sincere hope that many ;young people will 
react the book. They, as well, as the adulte of America, should 
recognize the danger of coiniaunism. All too often, young ;boys 
and girls are recruited by -the Communist, Party. A vfeilant 
youth can Mo much tb defeat this enemy. "V 



(Sincerely yours, 

- &V Eagag Hoover* . 



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Dear Mr. Hoover: 



1 1 just had to write you and tell you that I have just finished reading 
I your wonderful book. 

There should be some way provided that the Teenagers of our Era - 
should be made to read & understand the message you put forth in 
"Masters of Deceit." Could you not, in some way, write a more 
simplified Teenage version. A lot of our Teenage problems could be 
solved that way. Your very clear understanding of Communism & 
your prominent personality might make a percentage of our young 
people sit up & fake notice. I many times thank God that we have be 

a man such as you at the Helm. I pray that when, the good Lord b7c 

feels that when your time comes that there will be another as 
capable as you to carry pii, but in the .meantime, may the good Lord 
preserve you through,, our now most difficult times, "& preserve 
yo uior a long time to come. 

Your book has* alerted me to many things Twas blind to before. & I 
know I shall, be looking for these things in the people J contact 
from now on. 

Hope you will forgive my taking up of your important time, but 
just, had to say Thank you, Mr. Hoover. 



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Dear Mrs; 



Your letter at April 7, i058^ has beea reiieiveel 
and! do appreciate yourjdnd comments- concerning my new 
jH>ei^ ".Masters of Deceit^* _ 

As you say, communism is "truly .av/pH in 
sheets clothings ° It is an enemy ^hich^ould destroy otir 
American form of government. paly by an informed citizenry* 
aware of this atheistic danger, can communism 1)0 defeated'^ 



AVAILED^ 

APft U I8SS; 

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Mr. .Boardman 
Mr. Belmont 
Mr. Mohr 



The Honorable J. Edgar Hoover 
Washington, D.C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover, 

The pleasure of a visit, with 
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ennancea Dy reading your gift to her ot^ Masters of 
Deceit. " 

I live in a small country village on the Eastern Shore 
of Virginia, but I try to keep up with what is going on 
in this world of ours today, rather than live in a 
world that no longer exists. Your book answered so 
many questions about this sinister thing called 
"Communism," truly a wolf in sheep* s clothing. 

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Possibly I should not say this, but, after I finished 
the book,. I read the "Glossary, " and was so pleased 
to see that having read your book very thoughtfully and 
slowly, I had really absorbed the meaning of the several 
sections into which the book is so splendidly divided. 

I have always admired the work you -do .for my country 
and liked what you have said in deals (?), and now a 
I shall do my best in my small way to fight our real 
enemy, communism, and to get others to read 
"Masters of Deceit. " 



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DIRECTOR'S BdOK.*" MASTERS OF'DECEIT, ^ 

WHICH APPEARS IN "THE WORKER". " . _" * 

-APRIL 13, 1958- _ _ E !- 

■ *'. Reference Ms made -to m&memdrandum f romMr, Stepojto : . ^ - . 

Mr; Selmorit dated April 11/ i988, which: sets ipm fl^-'^sm ire^e^of 'tfis' , 

Director's book. *~ '.'--_- , j 

It was noied;in. reference 
into Getson's criticism of that portion of the Director's 'book relating tp^cpmmunist ,___ 
• "candidates for putolicoMce/ ~ "--"": . ~* - ? . . , 

Gersbh's Criticism; . 

^poyer writes; '^fever has the- Party, ^^ rumiin]g -^der iteVowiiyhame^ 
been able to secure many ypjes.. . Ininstances where Party candidates have nutunder ^ 
their own colors/ their defeats have almost iriv^iablytbeen disastrous^***; Xa 4^ 
7 instances, however* where the Party has maheuyetfed political alliances, ifchas . \ 
afc&eyed more succe&s^ f\ 

and Peter Cacchiorie, both well-known communists; to the City Council of New York^ \ 
in ; the , 4W.s. v ' - ' - ? ' **)- ' 

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"The above* is trickily false. Davis and Cacchione received 'many- ^ 

votes, * running hear the ,tbp of the list in the Councilman elections - UNDER THE: '-% 

-:_MME 6& THE. ^MMUNBT.f £RTY. While f the communists Were: pari of a formal ^ 

" : coalition movement both carib^i^dates rah clearly as communists. and ; on. communist I 

programs. Reference ip^the Board of Elections reports ; and newspaper files of me \\ 

- period could have easily established the truth." - V, 

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in '"Masters of Deceit" as follows: - . -' __ - "'.-.' 3 

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"A favorite field for communist fronts in the election campaign for ,£ 

public .office. Running communist candidates for city,- council, mayor, governor, ^ 

Toisoevemforthe presidency .of the United States, is an old«Party*habit. Never has the § 

p!" d JE &rty; running under its own name, l>een able to secure many Votes. In instances # 



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^MASTERS OF DEGBIZ!' 

REQUEST, FOB DIRECTOR'S SIGNATURE 



Tolsbn 

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Mr. John Phillip's* a former Bureau Agent j* 
and now Security Control Officer* Department of 
Commerce* advised the] writer 1 that he would like to 
send a copy of the Director's book ['Masters of 
\JiSJoeit u to his former boss at Commerce '%__ Mji* Newman 
f &mith* Mr. Smith is 'now retired and living in 
Montgomery* Alabama.. Phillips stated thai he would 
certainly appreciate the Director h> autographing :a 
oopy of his book to Mr. Smith. Phillips said that 
during Smith 's tenure at Commerce, he was a great 
friend of the Bureau and an admirer of the Director* 
and Phillips knows that Smith would certainly appreci- 
ate a copy of the .book*, but would definitely be 
very happy with the Director's signature. 

Bufiles reflect numerous favorable references 
to Mr. Smith 'during hi]s tenure at ^Commerce. 



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- .- I have received your letter of April 9, 1058, with 

enclosure, and certainly appreciate the interest which prompted 
you to communicate/with me. ... 

Your understanding of the reference made to the - 

report of the United Nations Educatibnal^ Scientific and Cultural 
Organization in "Masters otDeceit" is encouraging, and! assure 
you it was used merely as a source of 'data reported* This reference j 
of course, does not imply either endorsement or lack of endorsement 
of the, organization mentioned. ,T 

Jh connection with your request for material which 
would aid you in combating subversive organizations, I thought you 
might like to know that you can obtain a copy of the "Guide to Subversive 
Organizations and Publications;' which is published by the Committee on 
Un-American Activities of the United States House of Representatives, 
from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, 
Washington 25, D. C. , for thirty-five cents. , ~ : "V- " 



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J* Edgar Hoover 

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D^C. 

Dear Sir: 

The State of Florida has recently been thrown into an uproar over 
the attempted inclusion of an indorsement of UNESCO in the State Plat- 
f ornw M[jr husband is a district commander for the American Legion so 
[we had some material from that source. I have also read much from other 
.sources and am convinced that the motive and work of 5 UNESCO is very 
I Communistic . 

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As yet I have not had a chance to read your entire Taook, "Masters 
of Deceit"* \faen I read my morning paper it came as, quite a shock to 
readr^STe^gnclosed clipping which appeared in Letters to the Editor in 
"The Orlando Morning Sentinel" ♦ I obtained a copy of the book and did 
Inot read the same meaning into the subject . I feel it is important for 
hrou to see, this letter — if UNESCO is as Communistic as I think it is, *■ - 
p: doubt if you want to be on record as endorsing At. * ** 

I feel so helpless, when I read of the vast strides that Communism' 
has made in this-country but I am "fighting mad" and willing to do 
anything to combat this evil* Today I received some material from 
"Cinema Educational Guild, Inc.". They seem to be doing an excellent 
job of combating Communism but I have made up my mind not to sign my 
name to anything unless it has clearance by the F«8*I* Maybe J am 
being over-cautious but when an organization like the P..T.A» is taken ' 
over, it really makes me stop to think. 

I My husband and I are willing to help in any way so any suggestions 
for advice on sources of material would be greatly appreciated. 

Sincerely yours, 



Tolsoni^s^ 

Mr. Ne 1 

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Mr. JRosen 
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Editor: I would like to quote from J. 
Edgar Hoover's new book, Masters of 
Deceit 

"The Communist Party's objective is 
to drive a wedge, however slight, into as 
many minds as possible. That is why, 
in every conceivable way, Communists 
try to poison our thinking about the | 
issues of the day: Social reforms, peace, i 
politics, veterans', women's, and. youth 
problems. The more people they can in- 
fluence, the stronger they will be.'* j 

Our thinking concerning support ofj 
the United Nations has certainly been i 
poisoned. The technique is to keep re- 
peating false information, hoping we 
will undermine the UN and its agencies* 
They hope we will withdraw from the 
world and leave it to communism. Do 
not let them succeed. 

On page 168, J. Edgar Hoover quotes 
from the work of UNESCO. He uses 
UNESCO as a competent source which is 
alerting the world to the spread. of com- 
munistic literature. 

when J. Edgar Hoover himself uses 
UNESCO's findings as .competent source 
material, we all realize that we've teen 
wrongly informed against UNESCO. 

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Director, Fed. Bureau of In., 
Department of Justice 
Yfeshington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoovers 



The Memorial library of All Saints ' 
greatly appreciates your recent g^ft) of an 
autographed copy of your new book /wASTER S 
OF DECJ BI3Lwhich you sent to us through Miss 
DoloresiCrawf ordy, , 



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is making us of increasing use to the people 
of the whole community, and we know your book 
will be of iihe very greatest interest. «*****. 

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from captioned individual, and it consists of bigoted anti-Semitic remarks in reference 
to ^ Masters of Deceit* " There is attached a note to the incoming indicating that 
Bufiles have been s checked and no record of correspondent was found. She is not listed 
in the Portland, Oregon, telephone directory. 



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Many thanks for your thoughtful note of ". 
April 9 concerning the copy of "Masters Of Deceit" which 
I was happy to autograph to you.. Your generous comments 
and Expression of confidence are deeply appreciated. 

It is my sincere hope that the book will help 
alert some complacent Americans to the Insidious nature of 
atheistic communism, ■"""-"''_" 

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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR 
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.John E. Davis 

Governor April-9, 1958 



Honorable J. Edgar Hoover, Director 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Washington, D. C. 

Dear Mr. Hoover: 

Today I had a pleasant surprise. Mr., J. E. Milnes, 
Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis Office, 
presented me with an autographed copy of your book, 
"Masters of Deceit". 

I. have long admired, you and your organization and 
appreciate the fine work that you arid, your men are 
doing. I know I will find your book; most enjoyable and 
interesting. • - * ' 

Sincerely' yours -, 



/s/ John E. DayiSf 

Governor 

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It was very thoughtful of you to send me a 

clipping of your letter to the editor with your note of April 9. 

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Your support of my book > ^ %asters of Deceits* is deeply . 

appreciated. ".-.." 

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Thought you might like to see the 
results of- my letter to the Editor 
in the Flint Journal April 7, 1958.. 



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Mr. Bo'ardman 
Mr. Belmont- 

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Mr. parso 
Mr. Rosen 
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Allow me to extend my praise for a yMissG 
very fine book. My only regrett is that 
I am financially unable to buy one for ever 
in the city. 

Thank you for your, and your organization's 
contribution fo the well being of our country. 




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( iEndpxses Book 

I 7!lI N ~°V R DAY, all about us fc being 
' * waged the greatest ideological war 
this world has ever seen. The Commu- > 
nists have told us repeatedly, "We will 1 
enslave and destroy you, and reshape you 
into our Godless image." The way they 
tell it, doesn't sound too bad, until we 
look at the results of their conquest Jn 
other nations: Millions liquidated, oth^ 
millions in slave labor camps/ absolutely 
no freedom of thought or action Nn 
unions, one cannot strike against the 
state. Those who have tried haw> ht* n 
taught better than to try again. 

All of these things have been docu- 
mented time, and time again. However 
as Americans, we hj*ve an obligation to 
ourselves, and our Nation to find out the 
true story of Communism, so that we 
[may know what it is, how it works, the 
aims, add tfce real danger it poses for xxsA 
One of the finest sources of .this infor-^ 
mation is J. Edgar Hoover's new book 
"Masters* of .Deceit?' If you love your£ 
Country, and want to be iable to spot?! 
these traitors f or H what they are, please 
read this book. 

Every patriotic organization should ob* 
tain at least one copy, to circulate among - 
jits members; discussions should be held 
so that we may know our real enemy, to 
jfight, and make ft ineffective. Make * 
Teyeryone realize, that td accept Commu- « 
Jnism is to jump from the frying*pan into 
hjthe tlte of the hell of Communism/ 
Everyone who wants to stay free/ read 
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subject: "MASTERS OF DECEIT 



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and Company , called and spoke T to~Mr. DeLoach on 4-7-5S* 
Book of the. Month Club desired to use the Director's signature in connection 
with its forthcoming publicity campaign concerning using " Masters of D eceit" 
as an alternate selection for the month of July, 1958. Miss | ^p ointed 



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out that the Book of the Month Club people .de&ired to use the first paragraph 
in the foreword and the first paragraph onpage three of the book.£**>A-**e^r 

She stated there was additional phraseology involved but she was 
not aware at this time of this phraseology. A£ter mentioning this matterjtto you, 
Miss was advised telephonically that prior to the Director's rele asing 






his signature, for purposes of Book of the Month Club advertisement, Miss 
might desire to obtain the full text of the advertisement and advise us. She 
stated she thought this was sound and she, would do it immediately. 



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The said phraseology is attached 



iy jviiss | | called in.at 4:30 p. 

C> Mjphraseology in question had now been received. 

mto this memorandum. Review of the phraseology in question reflects no objections 
# f\ to the, proposal by the Book of the Month Club. In fact, the plann ed publicity- is very 
i> J % excellent. It is, therefore, recommended that DeLoach call Mis s! I back 

'* and tell her that Mr. ifoo^er has no objections to the usage of his signature with 
the advertisement mentioned. 

The^toLcify jtaqWs^tipn will lead off with the two paragraphs 
mentioned. above. The Director 1 s sifjiiature will be used in connection with.these 

with the one paragraph which appears first 
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which will be sent to the subscribers of , the. Book of the Month Club. The 
subscribers may either choose the monmly 'selection for July, 1958, or the 
Director's book. The cost to Book of the MohthTClub Members will be $4, 50.* 

Quotes by various newspapers, as set forth in the attached 
memorandum! will also be included in the *pubi!ci!^R;J.7 1958 




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expelled member: "Chalk his home with the slogan 'So-and-so who lives 
here is a spy. f Let the children boycott his children or child. " 

He asks and answers major questions - why men and women of 
good will are taken in, and why they leave or do not leave the Party. And 
here you will note the good will in the author himself when he scores those 
noncommunists who in "inexcusable ignorance, rancor and pride drive back 
into the Party those who have broken with it. This quality is again apparent, 
when, asking for cooperation of loyal citizens with the Bureau, he asks for 
facts, not tale bearing or rumors, and declares emphatically that dissent is 
not disloyalty. Masters of Deceit is one more good service rendered to his 
country by this scrupulous man who has served it so well under five Presidents. 



(On the right hand side is an editorial plan of the book) 

Part 1 - Who is your enemy. Part 2, 3, and 4 as it reads 
in the front of the book, part 1 thrown* part 8. In addition - comments across 
the country: 

Encyclopedia on communism, which every American would 
do well to scan. - New York Daily News. 

Most im^j^tant book of the times. - Seattle Post Intelligencer. 

Sunday Triftune Magazine of Books - Fascinating book of 
a highly complicated phenomenon. 

Primerfor Americans. - San Francisco Chronicle 

Sober thoughtful, simply presented handbook - Newsweek 

"Not to be missed on any account. - Boston Herald 

Best primer on communism ever published - New Orleans Times 

and Picayune 
Powerful, informative - Washington News. 

Literary triumph. - Chicago Tribune 

Most imperative book Of the decade - Christian Herald. 

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An Alternate Because of an immediate Extraordinar y 
Demand from Members " "" 

(Following appears in a box) 

Every citizen has a duty to learn more about the menace; that- 
threatens his future, his home,* his children, the peace of the world - and 
that is why I have written Masters of Deceit. . . .Many Americans have not 
stopped to realize what a Soviet America would mean. The communists, 
however, have no doubts. Their blueprints are already made: . . .Let us look 
at their dream and see What it would mean to youiand me and all the people 
we .know. 

J. Edgar ^Hoover 



(Following is from a review in the New York Herald Tribune by John K. Hutchins) 

For 39 years, or ever since its founding; the Gommuriist Party 
of America has regarded John Edgar Hoover with a distaste he must cherish 
like a well-deserved medal. Masters of Deceit, his calm, documented analysis ~* 
of American communism, doubtless will enhance a version his old enemies 
feel for him, and that too should make him happy. Even more satisfying to 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation's long-time Director; of course, would be 
the assurance that the noncommunist Americans who read it will heed its 
message. FOr Mr. TlOover, along with his. Bureau, has spent more than half 
his life keeping an eye on the conspiracy to Sovietize America, isnpt among 
those impressed by the Party's decline in recent years. . . . 

He cites the categories in which communist thought control 
prevails: the open Party members, the concealed members, the.felloW travelers,* 
the petition-signing dupes. He outlines the, day ^by-day life of average communists 
under discipline, the sleazy-duties they are; caUed upon to perform, the money 
that is extracted from them. He examines the "democratic centralism*' by which 
in the hierarchy of the Party, the few tyrannize over the. many with a brutality 
all but incredible. (Instruction in the Party manual for the vilification of an 



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Should be in every library and home - Tulsa World. 



then stated the following also would appear: 



Alternate for members who wish a work of non-fiction in 
addition to or in place of the current selection. 



(In another box) \ 



Indispensable, the most authoritative book ever written on 
communism in America, particularly valuable now. - Charles Poore, New 
York Times.. Price to members $4. 50; regular retail price $5. 00. Dividend 
credit given with this purchase. 



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'Masters^jtfJgeedV (published by; Henry 
Half) V • rNoT*because U is the greatest 
detective thriller of the century, but because 
it is a blueprint on how to defepd the moral, 
foundations of our country, 

J. Edgar Hopver'jg^senvices.toour-nation 
an* amon^ -iheigreatesdn history, but he 
has never penjojmed greater public service 
than in \vruin& ?Masters 'o f Pe cel t/ His real- 
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"MASTERS OF DJECEIT" 

BEQUEST FOB DIBECTOB'S AUTOGBAPH 





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VSIA is getting out a' message to all principal USIA 
posts throughout the world asking for comments and recommendati ons t 
for presentation of the Director 's book "Masters of Deceit" to the 
person in each country who is "most nearly corresponding" to t' 
^Director of the FBI. 'It is hoped that after the recommendatio 
\ received USIA will be able to induce the Director to autograph- c opt 
I of his book to these individuals. 

Walsh stated that he did not know how many requests would 
be received from the US'lA posts but did not think the volume would 
be too great. He assumed that all of the individuals would be 
satisfactory to the Bureaus however 3 he would have to wait until the 
recommendations are received to be sure. He stated that the reason 
for his mentioning this to Liaison was to, if possible, get an 
unofficial view before formally requesting the Director's autograph 
in this regard. 

BECOMMENDATION: " 

It appears that much good could com\ from USIA presenting 
copies of "Masters of Deceit" to officials of other countries. 
However, the Director should hot be' committed to this program eujen 
though it is an excellent gesture on the part of USIA.' 'The Director 
cannot be placed in a position of having to autograph some, .and r nafi 
being able to autograph' others because of derogatory or unfavorable 
information' that may >be in Bureau files on persons recommended by 
USIA. Accordingly and unless you disapprove, Tfalsh will be advised 
via Liaison that it is doubtful iff the Director would agree to ~*c 
autographing books for persons" in. t foreign countries whom he does not 
know. Walsh will be told 'th,afr the Director appreciates the thought 
behind USI r A r s presenting these books to foreign, officials and the 
Bureau has no o%je:ctign to this even thouah the Director carmort^ommi 
"}mself tb'^this program^ " "'" "*'** ' ' ' ' 

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has directed letters- to the NYC-,.. A34 £he letters, for the most 
part,, bear the. same, theme and "pattern j £hat is,, the alleged 
Oopspiracy- of "Confident iai 11 magdzirie 'and Communists to prevent 
her from obtaining gainful employment v. The contents of tjiese * 
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Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, Director 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation 

New York, New York 



Dear Mr* Hoover: 






I have been reading your book qnd wish to compliment you. I admire 

your language and expression of ideas trenendously. There are several 

points that occur to me, however. I know of case histories back in 

1905 that would indicate the communists were organized in our institutions 

and influencing home life before the czar was overthrown. If this is 

true, Marx and Lenin simply recorded rather than invented social situations. 

Also the fall of America is over due qnd was slated to occur before the 

Czar was over thrown. 

We have Old World Stalinism over here which is not really under the control 
of modern Russia. Russia, under the direction of N. Kruschieve is trying 
to rise from the conditions of serfdom it endured under the czar and Stalin. 
If the Old World Stalinists over throw our government, they will turn on 
Russia and subvert the entire world to Old World Stalinism. Russia realizes 
this. If we have war, that will be the reason: the war of modern Russia 
against the Old World Stalinism transplanted i# America. Russia suffered 
terribly under her former governments and I think N, Kruschieve should be 
encouraged to help the Russians rise above it especially from a spiritual 
stand point. I doubt very much that the Old World Stalinists over here 
realize the situation or hscve so planned it. But they are 'dealing with our 
culture which is extremely different and such an explosion is likely to 
occur unless it is controlled toward constructive endeavors. 

I suppose you think it odd that I write to you so often and so much. But 

you are no stranger to me. I have the faculty of going where I wish spiritually 

and as such I understand you quite well.. Ify every ideal, ambition and 

desire has been betrayed through communist influence. .except my father, >the 

Christian Religion and you. I like to forget ray troubles in reading the 

Bible and the words you write. I suppose many, many people admire you. 

But no one needs the encourageraer^^a^ord^Jby vour ideals and standards i 

iters than I. I wish you the greaSMe^ts^^Weel^and success witl^ur work 

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Dear Mr* Noto: 

Your letter of April 9, 1958, has been received 
during Mr. Hoover's. absence from the city, and X am acknowl- 
edging it for him. You may be sure he will appreciate your 
thoughtfulness in writing. 



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he was allegedly a Fascist propaganda writer and an associate of an 
active Fascist symRathizej at Peekskill. (^00421^87-4) It is not bettered 
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April 9 th, 1958 




Mr J . Edgar. Haovexr , 
Director of Bureau of 
Investigation 
Dept.of Justice, 
Washington, DO 

Dear Mr. Hoover: /ft#$rS/&$ ^^ 1> ^ e&r,t 

I heard over the radio that you are writing a book. I believe 
you have a lot to say in that book. Could it be transcribed to a 
record so that blind people like m© could listen to it? 

, You do not know me ,But I know you, Vflhile I worked with the 

%S Government Shipping Board I was in Philadelphia where the 
let-up fleet was. At that time there were rumors that thieves 
were planning to strip the fleet of valuables. I was there as an 
u-ndercover man to discover the people tfho abused their privilege 
to be on the Board, a task which I w a s able to fulfill. My boss^ 
u.s T?r» a nk Burke. Manaeer of the Investigation Dept. of the Shipping 
\ Board who h a d been with the Treasury Dept. 35 year.s. I also remember 
* that when vou were to. take a .iob as Director of the Bureau of Inves- 
tigations Mr. Burke also was in line for the job having beep recom- 1 
mended to a group of Congressmen and his son, also I p.11 



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worked for the Department then under William Burns whom you suc- 
ceeded. Do you remember Congressman Husted? I applied for hira^ 
many times to try to get him into your off ice.. He did not warn; a 
political job so transferred the department so that politics had 
no weight. Ho Congressman could apply to your office, so I recom- 
mended myself to a political appointment in the Values division* 
the Labor Dypt., as Sergeant- -at arms and other ^frortment work, 
snd tihis is how I got to know you. 

I remember Mr. Burke asked -me to talk "to* M£. Husted on his [j 
behalf and Mr. Husted said nothing could be done /because of the pol- 
itical block. This was good for I have found .political appointees do 
not do their work well for they work under a cloak of protection 
and have no. obligation, save to the Congressman or r enator who puts A 

thdm there. 

I alsowrote a book and listed my activities ,in. this cointry. 
I came from Italy, was illiterate. My ^^8 port ha* ati inscription 
saying this. While I w a s in Washington 1 edicated myself in a private 
school and in six years w a s in a position* to wrrite legible reports. -*fjf 
I became a US Citizen in 1917 and" believe that w a s the best thing I * 
ever did. I went to Europe six times f or. f the Shipping Bo* rd, w orking 
undercover, but when I came back from* Europe Mr. Burke assigned me as 
as open man, gav • me a badge and credentials-. My boss became John 
, Meehan. You must remember these people. I have a friend by name of ^ 
\Palma who knows you very well. He resigned and came to be an agem; lor 
I Ford. With him 1 have often conversed about yog ^or^^e^t^you^""-- 
|a gr-eat man, sacrificing a large income for a chancer tcrworK ^LO^r 



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US Government at #10,000 a year.; I talked with President Hoover 
about you during and after his A residency, in my book I listed 
all these things, but 3a c^d , ! the- angel you have. My book has ^ 
been seen by many printers, has been called £00 voluminous aud- 
I have been told it woiild cost $5000 to print, which I, do no* „ 
have. When I left the Government service 1 had 17^ in my pocket, 

In 193£ I became blihd.I used to know Mr. Burns who has an 
agency in White Plains. -now, hut as my estimate goes, he.was^.not 
a Mr. Hoover and that ia why he had so many headaches. I am not 
asking you for anything personally. All I want is top see this 
country survive for I believe it is in great danger and I pray 
God President Eisenhower be illuminated so he doesn' t get into 
trouble with the U.S.S.H for if he does they will beat us/i for 
they are poor people, with nothing to lose and much to gain.. 

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By letter dated April 9,, 1958, the aboye- captioned individual, Hoiiomon^j 
identified as Rublie Re lations, Administrator , of th^vCleyeland- Cliffs Iron ^mCTl/ 
Company., Cleveland, J3hic>, indicated that he would like permission to reprint WqT^ 
several paragraphs of the Director's book in his; company publication^rtliffs / / - 
News , " He attached several copies of past issue's to show the type of publication. 
Mr. Tolson noted: "I think OK. I will clear with Rigg. Note change. Check 
wordage." 

The quotes are taken from Part I of the book. The first paragraph 
of the quotation is the opening paragraph on page 3; the other quotes are from 
pages 6 and 7. We have checked the quotations, and they are satisfactory. 

Bufiles reflect no derogatory information concerning the Cleveland- 
Cliffs iron Company. There is no identifiable data re 



RECOMMENDATION: 




That the attached letter be sent to Mr. 



after Mr. Tolson 



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Your letter of April 6, 1958, has been _. 
receivedi and J was certainly pleased to learn of ."your - 
interest in "Masters of Deceit." It "was most kind pf 
you to write and give me the benefit of your observations* 
and I assure 76113. am grateful for your thought* ulhess* 

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soon to publish a serialization of 
your book, "Masters of Deceit. " 



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read., I believe it is only .one of the insidious plots,*— 
to destroy from within. 

This small incident which struck me as being odd at 
the time still annoys or angers me. I am going to men- 
tion it here. 



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/On a 9:15 PM - 3-18.-1958 b roadcast. "Night Liflie, 
New York, | [ had a so -called .funny- man 

who did a good job of ridiculing your book,, and, also 
any material depicting protection against subversion, 
as *"I Led Three Lives," based on the P hilbrick story. 



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BACKGROUND: 

By radiogram dated 4/14/58 SAC Santoiana of San Juan advi&sd that 
Mr. Haynes who is personally acquainted with: Santoiana has spent a few -days ih >gue rto 
Rico a nd is en route to Washington and N ew York to attend. a meeting of the American>-^ 
Society of Newspaper Editors and Publishers. Santoiana stated that Haynes has a copy 
of '' plasters of .Deceit" which he desires to have autographed by the Director. 

o's Who in America" for 1958-1959 reflects that Haynes was born as 
aynes^on April 1, 1909 ,, at . Denver ,, -Color ado. He has been in the news- 




PERSONAL HISTORY: 



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paper business since 1930 and worked with the Copley Press papers,, including the "San 
Pedro News Pilot" and the "South Daily Breeze" of Redondo Beach in Californi a until 
1956 when he assumed his present position. The 195*7 edition of "Editor arioTPublisher" 
reflects that he is Vice President and Publisher of the Copley Press and also editor of 
the editorial page of the "Illinois State. Journal." The "Illinois State Register" is also a 
publication of the Cppley Press. The Journal and the Register combine in their Sunday 
edition and are known as "The Journal Register. " Haynes had one son by his first wife 
whom he jnarried-in 1927 and a son and daughter by his second wife whom he marVied 
in 1930. His home and business addresses are in Springfield, Illinois. ~ 

RELATIONS OF BUREAU WITH NEWSPAPERSL 

r t Editorial ticklers reflect that we have cordial relations with botlf the 

J "HiirioiSv State Register" and. the. "Illinois State Journal. " Mr. V. Y. Dflilman is the 
Editor 'of '.the "Illinois State Register. " On May 7., 1957, the Director expressed his 
apjjreciation to Mr. Haynes for, an editorial which. had appeared in the. "Diihois State 
Journal" and which favorably commented on the Director's stand on the/pubHshing>of : the\ 
names. of young hoodlums. Prior to this letter, the Bureau had .corresponded- with- 
Mr. J. Emil Smithy the former editor of the "Illinois State Journal.'* 



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RECOMMENDATIONS: 

(1) That the Director autograph Mr. Haynes* copy of "Masters of 
Deceit." 

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(2) The Director may desire to shake hands briefly with Mr. Haynes 
if he calls personally at the Bureau.' 



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I have £tE&$eft tedl the March.3I ? 1958, issue of 

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